Why do health and safety people have to be so pedantic?Watch
It gets no better off the road. At work you can get told off for not bending your knees enough, or stepping on a wooden pallet. For fudge sake, I know I shouldnt bend my back, or that I may get splinters in my foot, just let me get on with my job and F.O! If I come a cropper then thats my liability as I have already been informed of H&S.
Hi vis improves your visibility dramatically at night. In the day tho, they are next to useless. In some situations I find that the hi vis vest can catch on edges of things so they are in fact a hindrance. But we have to wear one even in broad daylight so that we wont get attacked by a stray polar bear.
Health and safety is a joke these days. It isnt good if people are taking actual safety as a joke is it?
You can moan all you like, but the reason it's there isn't because the company is trying to make your life awkward, but due to fear of suing from your fellow coworkers.
When you hear stories of things like white sticks being banned in a school ; you can usually bet that what has happened has not been the result of any proper H&S procedure, but someone relatively minor in the organisation who likes to end discussions with "Health & Safety". They can normally not produce any actual risk assessment or procedure.
The HSE has a part of its site where you can ask questions about silly restrictions and the HSE come across as very reasonable and sensible.
Its called leniency. Zero tolerance has its place, usually in a military setting or at high level competitions. I dont think benign infringements are worth ****ing people about over.